New-York Historical Society, History Exhibits
Project Scholar, American Presidency
|Location:||New York, United States|
New-York Historical Society, a preeminent educational and research institution, is home to both New York City’s oldest museum and to one of the nation’s most distinguished independent research libraries. N-YHS is dedicated to presenting exhibitions and public programs, and fostering research that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, its holdings cover four centuries of American history, and include one of the world’s greatest collections of books, manuscripts, graphic materials, historical artifacts, and American art documenting the history of the United States as seen through the prism of New York.
The New-York Historical Society is seeking a temporary Project Scholar who would contribute to the creation of an exhibit about the U.S. presidency that opens in February 2020. This project is part of a museum-wide initiative in civic education.
The Project Scholar will be principally responsible for historical research, content development, and for advising the curators. Throughout the process, the Project Scholar will work closely with the History Exhibits team.
The consultant-based position is expected to begin in late May or June 2019 and extend through December 2019. The specific schedule will be decided upon between the candidate and the Vice President for History Exhibits. The bulk of the work will take place during summer 2019, with occasional participation in the fall. This could be a remote work position.
Compensation will meet professional standards and will be based on experience.
EDUCATION: Candidate must have an advanced degree in a related field or be well advanced in a doctoral program.
- Candidate must have background in presidential history and US government, including a feel for the key issues of the presidency across American history
- Experience working in public history a plus
- Excellent written skills
- Excellent research and organizational skills, attention to detail
- Ability to work independently and in a team-based environment
- Computer skills including Word, Google Docs, and Dropbox
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee with or without accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
This position is largely a sedentary role using a computer.
The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer
For consideration please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please reference the job title in the subject line. Preference given to resumes received by May 24, 2019.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Government and Public Service
Political History / Studies